well, it is that time of year again….. and time to create your own elderberry syrup tonic… a great place to purchase your dried elderberries is urban bulk foods in lakewood, ohio!!
~ from “whole living” magazine
research suggests that the antiviral compounds in black elderberries may help fend off the H1N1 virus. for cold and flu prevention, take a teaspoon of this syrup twice a day. if you’re already sick, take a teaspoon every few hours until you feel better.
in a saucepan, cover 2 ounces of dried black elderberries with 1 quart of water. boil.
turn heat to low, and simmer until reduced to a pint. strain
return liquid to pan. using a wooden spoon,
slowly stir in 1 1/2 cups of honey into
the mixture until the honey is thoroughly dissolved.
let the syrup cool to room temperature.
pour into a clean jar with a tight fitting lid.
label and date. it will keep up to a year in the fridge.
REMEMBER; NO HONEY TO BABIES UNDER THE AGE OF TWO